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Cassie Oakes


Fred and Linda Wallace, of Crawford Maine were recently pleasantly surprised with being recognized from the State of Maine Members of the Senate and House of Representatives and people of State of Maine for requesting donations to Sarah’s House of Maine in Holden in lieu of 50th Golden Anniversary.   Linda wasn’t home when Representative Beth Turner from Burlington arrived today to present this wonderful framed certificate.  Freddie was home and was very excited with the event and couldn’t wait to share the news with me.  Both Fred and Linda found it very heartwarming to know that Beth is also a cancer survivor.  Linda said that she and Fred couldn’t think of a better place to donate than to Sarah’s House. They celebrated their 50th on April 23, 2016 with a party given to them by their Special Family with over 100 guests in attendance. Fred and Linda presented over $1,200 in cash, checks, gift cards and supplies to Sarah’s House. You again! 

Congratulations to Gracie Howard on becoming the 2017 Miss Penobscot Valley Princess.  Grace is the daughter of Travis and Melanie Howard of Alexander Maine. 

David Davis was pleasantly surprised to see a giant Thank You Banner hanging on the outside wall of Randy’s Variety one day last week.  The kids at AES wanted to thank Mr. Davis for going up to the school and volunteering his time, talent, equipment and dirt to make the soccer field a better and safer field.  David wanted to make sure that the kids at AES know he appreciated the kind thoughts.

There is going to be a Harvest Lunch taking place on Veteran’s Day, November 11th from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Alexander Grange on the Cooper Road in Alexander Maine.  The menu will consist of a variety of crock pots filled with delicious soups, stews and casseroles, rolls, beverages and desserts.  The cost is $6.00 per person and Veteran’s eat for free.  Children will be $4.00 and a Family rate will be available.  All proceeds will benefit Grange activities and programs.  This is also a great time to meet your neighbors and friends for a meal and some conversation.  

On Saturday, November 12th Holiday Happenings will be happening at People’s United Methodist Church in Baileyville from 9-2.  

If you are looking for something fun for the whole family to enjoy, then head to People’s United Methodist Church in Baileyville for Free Family Movie Night on Friday November 18th.  Doors open at 5:45 and the movie begins at 6 pm.  The movie featured will be “Finding Dory”.  Popcorn and a beverage will be provided as well.

Mark your calendars; the date has been set for 2016 Community Christmas Party.  The folks from the Grange and from FoG (Friends of the Generations) have been working for several weeks already on getting things started.   Fund raising has begun so be on the look out of letters to businesses and friends along with collection jars.  If you would like to make a monetary donation you contact Rhonda Oakes and if you are interested in helping in anyway please contact any FoG member.

Condolences are being sent out to Benny McArthur, of Alexander and his family on the recent passing of his beloved mother, Constance McArthur.

Good thoughts are being sent out Sandy Lyon, Elwin Daley, Lynn Hill, Trudy Poole, Lenny Frost, David Carson, Avis McIntyre, Linda Richardson, Carolyn Chrietien, Randy Chrietien, Joan Dodge, Vance Webber, Harry Smith, Dottie Johnson, Dawn Winchester, Karen Moraisey, Lawrence Lord, Roger Look, and Diane Richendollar.   Who is missing from this list, please let me know.  My contact information is at the end of the column.  And we mustn’t forget those caretakers who so lovingly take care of those they love.

Upcoming Birthday wishes go out to Ashley Allen, Chrissy Parker, Rosa Subialdea, Barbara McLellan, George Grant, Jaxon Whitehead, Anna Jean McClure, Ken Seavey, Don Newman and Pike Seavey.

I would like to send my brother Carlos Oakes Sr., who now lives in Lewiston, a Very Special Happy Birthday wish on November 15th.  Love you and hope you have a great day!

A little birdie wanted me to make sure I sent out some Special Birthday wishes out to Charlie White, of Crawford Maine who will be 84 years young on November 11th.  Hope you have a great day!

Anniversary wishes this upcoming week go out to Coburn and Norma Wallace, Arthur and Mindy Allen and Lenny and Debbie Hanson.  I wish all couples many more years of wedded bliss! 

Lucky loser this week at Randy’s Variety is Norman Davis.  If you want to know how to become the Lucky Loser, stop by Randy’s and ask for the details.

I stayed home from the Beckett Center all week with conjunctivitis and a sinus infection.  I went to the Dr’s on Tuesday and she put me on an antibiotic, so hopefully I’m on the mend now.  During my time spent at home this week I kept busy watching wrestling, working on this article, enjoying computer time and hanging out with Mom and Dad, but I am looking forward to getting back to Program.

If you have any news let me know.  You can email me at, message me on facebook, or snail mail me at 1328 Airline Road, Alexander, ME  04694.  You can also call me at 454-2344 or drop off news at Randy’s Variety!  Thank you to all of those who support me and this column. Until next time, stay safe